Get a sneak peek inside the new 7-story building in downtown San Marcos


The Local, 210 N. Edward Gary St., San Marcos, will open to residents on Saturday. The 96-unit, 304-bedroom student housing complex includes a mix of studios and 1-, 2- and 4-bedroom apartments.

John David Carson, who, along with EDR, is developing the project, said studios and 1-bedroom apartments are sold out, but some 2- and 4-bedroom units are still available.

Rent for a room in a 4-bedroom apartment is $679, he said.

Get a sneak peek inside The Local here:

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Among the amenities at the development are a complimentary bike-sharing program for residents as well as a bicycle storage facility, fitness center, pool, study area and media room. Each room is also equipped with high-speed Internet as well as cable TV, including channels such as HGTV and HBO.

Carson estimated that about 25-35 percent of residents moving into The Local are declining to lease a parking space in the development’s parking garage. He said that fits with the development’s goal of fostering a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly atmosphere.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is planned for July 20 at 11 a.m.

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Brett Thorne reported on education, business, economic development and city government in San Marcos, Kyle and Buda from 2012 to 2017. Thorne attended Texas State University in San Marcos, where he graduated in 2010. He joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2012 and was promoted to editor in 2013.
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